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Author Topic: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own  (Read 202 times)

Offline Lynnya

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Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« on: March 07, 2019, 01:18:57 PM »
Does anyone else have this REALLY annoying problem... I have photoshop cc 2019 but it was the same in CS5 - when drawing a curved line, like on the edge of a sleeve or whatever to create a shadow the pen/mouse seems to want to follow a different path at times.. I've taken to drawing the curve elsewhere on the image and then moving it over to where I want it.. Drives me nuts...Is it me?
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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 07:38:04 PM »
When you say pen/mouse, are you drawing with a mouse using the pen tool? Or is the problem the same whether you draw with a pen (like a Wacom tablet with stylus) or a mouse?

I have used a Wacom tablet for nearly 20 years and haven't seen the problem you're talking about. It sounds as though there's some flavor of snap going on - snapping to an object, layer boundary, grid, that sort of thing. If you have snap to grid on, you'd see things jump around a bit as you draw. Could that be it?
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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 12:13:19 AM »
Lynn, I' clueless and I use a Wacom tablet. Wonder if no answers here if there is some other forum you could ask? What Jo Ann says makes sense and wonder if you can go deeper in your Photoshop settings.
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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 07:42:35 AM »
I have had some weird stuff going on with my (Wacom) pen, it just would not work well no matter what I tried.  I finally realized that it was Windows Ink Space causing the problems.  Once I turned that off everything worked fine again.

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Offline Lynnya

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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 08:31:20 AM »
Thanks Jo Ann and Hannie... I think my problem was a "snap to" problem.. (I use a wacom pen) .. I went into photoshop and enabled "snap to none" and that seems to have done the trick..thanks Jo Ann.
Hannie I'll put that link in my little folder for when I need it, thanks.
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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 11:14:59 AM »
Glad the problem went away. Wouldn't it be nice if "smart" computers could be asked that question in plain English and give you useful answers? One can daydream...
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Re: Pen/Mouse seems to have a mind of it's own
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 11:41:11 AM »
Yes it would be nice.. I'm not trusting that the problem has completely gone... it seems to have gone... but .... you never know... :mad:
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